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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


Family Mydidae - Mydas Flies

Robber Fly, Styled as Road Agent  (Uh, Actually a Mydas Fly.) - Pseudonomoneura hirta - male Mydidae - Pseudonomoneura hirta - male - female Midas Fly - Nemomydas Pseudonomoneura sp. - Pseudonomoneura hirta - male Nemomydas pantherinus? - Nemomydas pantherinus - female Mydid - Nemomydas pantherinus - male Very cool Mydid Flies - possibly Pseudonomoneura - Pseudonomoneura micheneri - male - female Topotype images for male from the CAS - Pseudonomoneura tinkhami - male

Mydas Fly? - Mydas chrysostomus - male Mydas Fly - Mydas clavatus Robber Fly Pupa - Mydas Black wasp - Mydas clavatus Orange-spotted mydas fly - Mydas clavatus Mydas Fly - Mydas maculiventris - female Mydas fly - Mydas davidsoni Mydas fly - Messiasia? - Messiasia pertenuis

Opomydas townsendi - female Opomydas townsendi - female Mydidae? - Opomydas townsendi - male - female Phyllomydas? - Opomydas limbatus - male Mydas fly, but which one? - Heteromydas bicolor Opomydas townsendi near Bishop, CA - Opomydas townsendi - male - female Opomydas limbatus? - Opomydas limbatus - male A female with more orange on thorax and antennae - Opomydas limbatus - female

ROBBER FLY EMERGING? - Rhaphiomidas Delhi Sands Flower-loving Fly - Rhaphiomidas terminatus - male Delhi Sands Flower-loving Fly - Rhaphiomidas terminatus - female Delhi Sands flower-loving fly - Rhaphiomidas terminatus - female Rhaphiomidas acton - male Nice Rhaphio...Yay!   - Rhaphiomidas acton - male Rhaphiomidas? - Rhaphiomidas - male Rhaphiomidas aitkeni, male - Rhaphiomidas aitkeni - male